11After nearly a decade, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office conducted its first evidence burn last week.
Identifying this as one of the areas in need of immediate attention under the new administration of Sheriff Randy Adams.

Close to 200 pounds of narcotics, as well as other pieces of drug paraphernalia, were destroyed.

“This is a good start in keeping our evidence vault in working order, which is essential in the operations of the Sheriff’s Office,” Adams said.

“This is an ongoing effort and will take several months to get things where we want them. Once we have thing where we think they should be, we will implement policies to ensure that things such as the evidence vault are at least assessed on a yearly basis.”

Adams took the oath of sheriff in early January.